Study plan

Animal Sciences - Welfare and Production, Bachelor's Programme

Choose study year

Programme description

The first year consists of the topics physiology, anatomy, genetics, chemistry and animal health, animal environment and welfare.

Second and third years focus more directely towards animal nutrition and feeding, designing farm buildings, economics and management in animal production for the different farm animals.

The study finish with a bachelor thesis where the student get the opportunity to study a subject of interest.

Study model

You have chosen:
Expand all

Course id Course name ECTS Credits
(click to choose)
(click to choose)

Choose specialisation

Choose course

Learning outcomes

After finishing the 3 year programme, the candidate should have the following knowledge, skill and competence:

- Good knowledge on animal science and farm animal production, health, welfare and production, nutrition and feeding of farm animals as well as pets and sport animals
- Skills that makes the candidate able to use theoretical analysis on practical situations for optimizing different productions, planning building solutions for different farm animals,
- Competence for jobs connected with advisor activity, planning of animal production, private and public management

Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification. Norwegian language proficiency.
-View general admission and documentation requirements

Career possibilities

The candidates are qualified for working as advisor, instructor, teacher, designing farm buildings, public management related to animal husbandry and animal science. The programme also suites persons planning to be in agricultural business running their own farm with animal production.

Further education

After finishing the bachelor programme with above average grades, the candidates are qualified for the master programmes in animal science at the Life Science University. The bachelor programme also qualifies for master programmes in Animal Science at other Universities.


No tuition fees. Costs for semester registration, field trips and course literature apply.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

If the applicant does not fulfill the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification but has experience-based competence relevant to the field of study, he or she may apply for recognition of this competence in order to fulfill the admission.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The Norwegian system for grading and assessment using the letter grades A - F, in which A denotes the best/highest grade and F denotes "not passed". Candidates¿ work can also be assessed as "passed", "not passed", "approved" and "not approved".
-View rules and regulations for examinations

Assessment methods

The programme is using different assessment methods:

- Written examination
- Oral examination
- Reports
- Different thesis
- One Bachelor thesis

Programme evaluation

The programme is evaluated via student questionnaire, as well as by the programme coordinator. The evaluations form a part of the university's quality assurance system.

Qualifications requirements and regulations

Refer to "Regulations concerning studies and examinations at Nord University" and other local regulations under Rules and Regulations.
ECTS Credits 180 Study level Bachelor's degree programme Teaching language
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Course location Steinkjer